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Remembering: Mike Wallace, 93

Posted on 04/8/2012 by |General News | Comments

EntertainmentMike Wallace was an institution in the news industry. He interviewed presidents, singers, mobsters and civil rights heroes. He needled them with a sophisticated coolness that only Wallace could. He infuriated some, charmed others and educated us all when we watched his interviews. CBS News’ eulogy for Wallace points out that “when Wallace was born in 1918 there wasn’t even a radio in most American homes, much less a TV.” For 65 years of being in front of the camera, …

AARP Has Not Changed Its Position on Social Security

Posted on 06/17/2011 by |Grassroots Advocacy | Comments

PoliticsHey everyone – I’m sure many of you have seen the Wall Street Journal article from this morning (“Key Seniors Association Pivots on Benefit Cut”). This is a misleading characterization.  Read AARP’s CEO A. Barry Rand’s response below: “Let me be clear – AARP is as committed as we’ve ever been to fighting to protect Social Security for today’s seniors and strengthening it for future generations.  Contrary to the misleading characterization in a recent media story, AARP has not changed …

America Wants the News

Posted on 09/13/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

TechnologyHere’s an article worth reading today from USAToday.com on a recent Pew study about how much time consumers are spending on news these days. (The fact that I got this story perusing USA Today’s website just furthers the point of the study!) The article and study say that consumers are consistently increasing their use of technology to get their news, and consequently are spending more time learning about what’s going on in the world. According to the survey, Americans are …

Extra, Extra! Newspaper Readership Declining

Posted on 03/3/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

EntertainmentA new AARP Bulletin poll shows that the number of folks who read a newspaper as their primary source of news is going down, and people are increasingly depending on other sources of media, like the internet, radio or TV, for their daily news. However, more adults who are 50+ rely on reading the paper over internet or radio. AARP Bulletin reports: “Not surprisingly, adults age 50 and older (71 percent) are more likely than their younger counterparts to read …

Phones are for More than Just Talking

Posted on 03/1/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

TechnologyThis little news tidbit caught my eye on my commute this morning. A new Pew Research Study says that just over a quarter of Americans get their news from their cell phones – not surprising when I look around on the train and almost as many people as those looking at the morning paper are looking at their cell phones. I know I am part of that percentage, with my new Smartphone that I use in favor of my computer …